Hello and welcome to todays edition of fancy brands selling ridiculous things for ridiculous prices.
This time around its Dior doing some general silliness, in the form of their own box of reusable straws.
These are not any old reusable straws, mind you. While you can buy all sorts of reusable straws – collapsible ones, straws made of bamboo, metal, glass, rose gold toned – for around £10 online, these straws are Dior straws, and thus cost £120 for a box of six.
Yes, thats £20 per straw. Bargain.
The straws are quite pretty, to be fair.
Theyre each made of glass and painted by hand in gold tones – either entirely gold or with a lovely gold spiral down the length.
They also come in a snazzy box, complete with the Dior logo. We imagine youd take the entire box wherever you went, so you can show off about your designer knowledge while also being smug about saving the environment.
Will your purchase of the most expensive reusable straws around actually save the earth?
Probably not, no.
Saying no to unneccessary plastic is always a good idea, but individual action wont do much unless we can convince major corporations to jump on the sustainability wagon, too.
Plastic straws only make up less than 1% of ocean waste in the world.
Every little helps, but when major brands offer reusable straws as proof that theyre doing their bit, think of it as a plaster on a major leak in their ship. Its easy to win points for environmental efforts with pretty products that place the onus on the consumer, which provides a lovely distraction from all the waste corporations create in production.
In short: Ask not why you should pay over £100 for some designer straws, but what else Dior is doing to combat the climate crisis.
And seriously, if you want some reusable straws that look nice, there are loads around for far cheaper. Just make sure Read More – Source